Pat Anderson, 80, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 24, 2019.
Born Sept. 20, 1938 to the late Ralph and Dorothy Voygt, Pat was raised in Merrill, Wis.
She had been a resident of Dawsonville for over 10 years coming from Forsyth County.
Pat’s philosophy in life was always to give back to the community. She accomplished many things throughout her life including being part of a group that started a Montessori school in Berea, Ohio and serving as a teacher and director of Eastminster Presbyterian Preschool in Stone Mountain for 25 years. Alongside her husband she helped grow the U.S. Freestyle Wrestling Federation from 300 kids to over 4,000 and also helped establish and operate the Dawson County Humane Society where she spent every Saturday for 10years doing off-site adoptions. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed quilting and had donated over 100 quilts to Eagle Ranch.
Survivors include her husband of almost 60 years, Russ Anderson; daughter and son-in-law, Marcey and Butch Dyer of Florida; sons and daughter-in-law, Jeff Anderson of Decatur, Rick and Angela Anderson of LaGrange; six grandchildren, Jessica, Christina, Mitzi, Zach, James, Austin; brother, Richard Voygt of Wisconsin; various other relatives also survive.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. March 2 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Owens officiating.
The family will receive friends from noon until the hour of service March 2.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dawson County Humane Society, www.dawsoncountyhumanesociety.org.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.